This presentation provided community engagement strategies for sharing power and building allies to help advance work in the prenatal-to-three space. Presenters shared frameworks for community engagement which increase levels of impact, trust and communication as well as what it takes to create conditions for full engagement where all participants feel welcomed, supported, and respected for their unique contributions.
Publications & Resources
Best Practice Brief: Integrating the Promotores Model to Strengthen Community Partnerships
This issue brief is meant to provide community leaders and their partner organizations with a deeper understanding of the Promotor Model, including its purpose, history, and contributions to community capacity building efforts.
Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: getREAL in Allegheny County
This report details an Institutional Analysis conducted by CSSP in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) and examines institutional changes that have occurred on the county's journey to better support LGBTQ+ children in care. The IA also captured some of the current experiences of LGBTQ+children, youth, and families who interact with the child welfare system since the implementation of getREAL.
Best Start Communities and Capacity Building in Action
This report explores the work of four of the Best Start Communities at a key transitional moment: as they prepare to end their relationships with the Capacity Builders who helped support them through critical years of development, and engage with new regional and local partners in their work.
Best Practice Brief: Using Results-Based Accountability for Performance Accountability with Community Partnerships
This issue brief is focused on how a results-based approach to community planning and action can be an important tool to help communities focus and accelerate their efforts to improve outcomes for children and families.
Systems Change Strategies and Resident-led Advocacy
This brief identifies six elements or strategies for systems change and names residents as critical partners to achieve and sustain such change.
Mindful Leadership & Building Community Capacity Strategies and Lessons from Best Start Compton-East Compton
This report includes information, recommendations, reflection questions, and sample exercises that residents, collaborative partners, funders, and capacity builders can use or adapt to promote mindful leadership in community change initiatives.
An Exploration of the Challenges and Opportunities of Financing the Social Mission of Mixed-Income Communities
This report explores questions about sustainable financing in the mixed-income context, including what resources can be leveraged from partners and investors to advance human capital and community building priorities.
Anchor Institutions and Mixed-Income Communities: Partnerships Ripe with Possibilities
This report explores the strategic role of anchor institutions, highlighting key opportunities and challenges for local partnerships between educational and medical institutions and mixed-income communities.
Promoting Inclusive Social Dynamics in Mixed-Income Communities: Implications for Action
This report proposes specific implications for action to help guide practitioners, policymakers, funders, researchers, residents, and community members.